The unemployed man behaved aggressively with his children and his wife. He terrorised and brutally abused them several times.
The couple has six children, five of whom have already been removed from the family by the authorities; however, they have been allowed to take the children with them for a specified time for contact.
The 3-year-old boy was maltreated several times; he was hit with a fly swatter, burnt with cigarette butts, and pinched on his body. He also hit the 7-year-old child several times, pressed his face into a pillow until he began to drown, and stabbed and cut his palm several times with a knife.
As a result of the abuses, the young children suffered severe injuries and burns that healed beyond eight days.
As the Hungarian news portal nlc reports, the man did not spare his wife either: he regularly hit her legs and thighs, kicked him, beat her head against the wall.
The Békés District Court sentenced the arrested man to 5 years in prison as collective punishment and banned him from practising public affairs for five years.
He terminated the right of parental custody of the two minor victims and ordered him to pay the criminal costs of more than HUF 650,000 (~EUR 1,820) incurred during the proceedings. The judgement is not final.